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N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game

“Celebrity and name recognition is currency in Hollywood,” said Todd Boyd, a cinema and media studies professor at the University of Southern California. Mr. Boyd, whose work focuses on race and...

What Joel Embiid Can’t Travel Without

The basketball player Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is almost as famous for his playful grandstanding as his considerable skills on the court. The 23-year-old, who grew up in Cameroon, has become synonymous with the concept of “The...

Milos Teodosic Is for Real, Even if That Cheeseburger Story May Not Be

If that spoils some of the most savory Milos mythology in circulation, don’t worry: Copious amounts of YouTube footage of his audacious passing is only a click away. A quick internet...

On Paul Pierce’s Night, LeBron James Steals the Show

Photo Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics was...

Cavaliers Clear the Air by Blowing Up the Building

The N.B.A. playoffs, remember, commence in a mere 64 days. But the Cavaliers don’t care.After miscalculating badly in August, when they surrendered a disgruntled Kyrie Irving in a controversial trade with...

Knicks Acquire Emmanuel Mudiay from Denver Nuggets in Three-Team Trade

Photo The Knicks picked up 21-year-old guard Emmanuel...

Cavaliers Dealing Isaiah Thomas to Lakers and Dwyane Wade to Heat in Radical Restructuring

The Cleveland Cavaliers drastically reshaped their roster in the final hours before the N.B.A.’s annual trade deadline, agreeing to two separate deals to acquire Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the Los Angeles Lakers, George Hill from the...

Kristaps Porzingis Tears A.C.L., Crippling the Knicks

Losing Porzingis is catastrophic for the Knicks, who are rebuilding the team around him after a painful breakup with their longtime star, Carmelo Anthony, before this season. Porzingis, a 7-foot-3 forward...

Humbled in the N.B.A.’s Shadows, Tim Hardaway Jr. Returns to the Spotlight

His first tenure with the Knicks ended on the night of the 2015 N.B.A. draft. He was with two teammates watching the event at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine — the...

Hawks Rally Late to Whittle Away at Knicks’ Lead

Photo The Knicks’ Jarrett Jack, right, frustrated by...

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